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Race to Dubai heats up

Henrik Stenson of Sweden hits out of a bunker on the 7th fairway during the BMW Masters golf tournament. Photo: AP

Henrik Stenson remains in pole position to win the European Tour’s Race to Dubai with just two events remaining this season but he now has top-class company breathing right down his neck.

Monday, 4 November, 2013, 3:10pm

Ernie Els hits out at 'farcical' European Tour

Ernie Els in action in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

Former world number one Ernie Els has described as “farcical” the European Tour’s increased playing demands and will register his disapproval by skipping next week’s flagship season-ending event in Dubai.

The South African is annoyed at the tour’s new regulation that its members must play two of the three events leading into Dubai to be eligible for the US$8 million season finale.

4 Nov 2013 - 3:58pm

China's Ye, 12, closes in on Euro Tour age record

Ye Wocheng hits a shot on the ninth hole. Photo: Richard Castka

Ye Wocheng is just 18 holes away from achieving his ambition of eclipsing Guan Tianlang's record as the youngest player to compete on the PGA European Tour after yesterday's opening round of four-under-par 68 in the Western China Qualifier for the Volvo China Open.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

East proves good to Westwood

Lee Westwood headed home to England for Christmas this weekend with another Asian trophy in the bag and hoping the biggest present of them all - a major - will arrive gift-wrapped next year.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pagunsan's spectacular turnaround full of merit

Juvic Pagunsan capped a remarkable, life-and-career-changing month yesterday by finishing 10th and becoming the first Filipino to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit.

Before the Taiwan Masters in the first weekend of November, the 33-year-old from Manila had earned just US$42,972 this year, was 64th on the order of merit and in danger of losing his card.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Daly's visit to HK in doubt after Australia walk-off

John Daly's appearance at the UBS Hong Kong Open next month is up in the air as the Hong Kong Golf Association awaits his fate, after the angry American stormed off the course during the opening round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Race to Dubai must come through Hong Kong for jet-setter Rose

Justin Rose lives just a few doors down from bosom buddy Ian Poulter, the defending UBS Hong Kong Open champion. But despite being close friends and neighbours, Rose has been unable to crack open Poulter's secrets of how to win at Fanling, a course he will be playing for the first time in December.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Rose is latest big name for open

Globe-trotting Briton Justin Rose will be hoping for a winning debut when he makes his first appearance at the US$2.75 million UBS Hong Kong Open in December.

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

European stars meet some Chengdu locals

Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia showed the soft touch that's so important on the greens when they cuddled one of the world's most endangered animals, a giant panda cub, yesterday ahead of this week's Volvo China Open. The European Tour stars visited the giant panda research base in Chengdu, where they held seven-month-old Ya Yun.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Up, up and away

The giant billboards along the way to the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club trumpet the presence in Asia this weekend of the sport's new number one for the Maybank Malaysian Open. The busy road is called the Sprint Highway, which seems appropriate when describing Martin Kaymer's rapid rise to the top.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Bourdy, Jimenez join stellar cast for Hong Kong Open

Defending champion Gregory Bourdy of France and two-time winner Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain will join a stellar line-up at the UBS Hong Kong Open this month. Bourdy and Jimenez will join another former champion - Scot Colin Montgomerie - at Hong Kong's oldest professional sporting event.

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Monty aims to reignite career in HK

Ryder Cup-winning captain Colin Montgomerie will return to play at next month's UBS Hong Kong Open, and is eagerly looking forward to getting back on a golf course without any responsibility other than a yearning to win again on the European Tour.

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

World Cup Countdown

The countdown clock has clicked down to less than a week to go before the Omega Mission Hills World Cup and next Thursday the quest for a new world champion will begin.

With the European Tour in the midst of its climax at the Dubai World Championship, the Olazabal Course could well be welcoming the new Order of Merit champion to China's shores.

20 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Westwood defiant after losing Tour top spot

World number four Lee Westwood relinquished his top spot on the European Tour money list to Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy yesterday, but was not too upset as he believed he could wrest it back and still win The Race to Dubai's huge bonus pool of US$1.5 million next week.

16 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

A little advice from the trenches

Ian Poulter has warned Rory McIlroy to expect battle fatigue as well as world-class fields when he makes the move to the PGA Tour next season.

The 20-year-old Northern Irishman is facing a gruelling schedule over the coming 12 months - something that the Englishman Poulter understands only too well, having played on both Tours since 2005.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am